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Did Your Teacher Speak the Truth About Earth's Origin?

Students, especially young ones, quite often take the teachings placed before them at face value. One of the teachings presented as an offering before us was the origin of the earth. Were you told matter originating elsewhere was gathered together by the powers that be (gravity) and led to the formation of planet Earth?

If so, then you were like me. And -yes- I too bought into it. Now I am not so sure. I wrote an article as to why that is so. In fact, possibly the Big Bang is suspect. At least that is presented as a theory, and not absolute fact. Well, some scientists presume it to be fact. Check out my article at QuirkyScience : Origin Earth: From External Matter or By On Site Fusion . And, no, I don't pretend what I say is absolute fact.

Image Credit » PD - Nuclear Fusion in a Red Giant

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MegL wrote on October 1, 2016, 4:09 PM

It's always interesting reading about new theories. At least we no longer, I think, burn people at the stake for providing a new theory of how things work or were formed. Phlogiston and the ether were well known theories years ago and seemed to fit the known facts. Nowadays we laugh at those theories, yet there may be many we hold to be true these days that will turn out just as false as those we now scorn.

VinceSummers wrote on October 1, 2016, 4:45 PM

Yes. Although don't give up completely on the ether quite yet...

MegL wrote on October 1, 2016, 5:12 PM

Oh, didn't know there was anything new on that. I shall wait to find out on Quirky science!

lookatdesktop wrote on October 1, 2016, 9:12 PM

I accept the earth as it is. I don't question the power behind it's creation. I have faith that God made it all possible. And of course there are things smaller than the naked eye can see but I don't bother looking into it that deeply. I am a happy earthling.

VinceSummers wrote on October 2, 2016, 7:15 AM

Ah. And here I always thought you were My Favorite Martian! Remember that one? That show was almost as bad as My Mother the Car...

lookatdesktop wrote on October 2, 2016, 3:24 PM

I watched that show. It was terrible. Really bad.